How many people can answer the question, "What do you do for a living?" with the answer, "I help find cures for cancer." At LLS, employees take our mission seriously. Whether you work in one of our chapters, are an accountant at the national office or a specialist in our Information Resource Center, you work each day on making our mission a reality: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
Join us and give new meaning to the word, "job."
About the Gateway Chapter The Gateway Chapter works hard to provide free financial, emotional, and educational support to patients and their families. They also provide grants to local researchers. Currently, they serve 13,000 patients and their families in Missouri, Southern Illinois and Arkansas. The Gateway Chapter has a passionate and dedicated staff of 12; the environment is friendly, hard working and often fast-paced.
Light The Night
Light The Night is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s nationwide evening fundraising walk to celebrate and commemorate lives touched by blood cancers. Friends, families and co-workers form fundraising teams, consumers help by donating at retail outlets and corporations provide sponsorship support for the event. Participants walk along a one-mile route, carrying illuminated lanterns – white for survivors, red for supporters and gold in memory of a loved one. There were approximately 15,000 participants at our 2017 Walk. Our 2018 Walk will be held on Saturday, September 29th in Forest Park.
The Internship Event interns will work closely with the Light The Night staff to develop a work plan that will benefit the campaign, and best utilize their knowledge and skills. Interns will have one major focus during the event season. Focus to be developed and assigned. Interns will also work on, but are not limited to the following tasks:
Qualifications, Hour and Compensation Event interns should be college students studying communications, marketing, public relations, non-profit management or a related field. Social Work and Human Services students will be accepted if they have an interest or knowledge in fundraising and marketing communications. Successful candidates will have the following qualities and skills:
The Event intern will work a minimum of 10 hours per week. Internships generally last a semester, but students are welcome to stay longer. Event Internships are available during the spring, summer and fall. Students must own a laptop and be able to arrange transportation to and from LLS office, events, etc. Some events may require the student to work nights or weekends when available.
Interns are not paid, but where college credit is available for internships, that can be arranged and the agency will meet all school requirements. Additionally, because these internships are unpaid, we make sure that the interns gain meaningful experience and create work they can put in a portfolio.